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I am Meredith Gentry, P.I., solving cases in Los Angeles, far from the peril and deception of my real home — because I am also Princess Meredith, heir to the darkest throne faerie has to offer. The Unseelie Court infuses me with its power. But at what price does such magic come? How much of my human side will I have to give up, and how much of the sinister side of faerie will I have to embrace? To sit on a throne that has ruled through bloodshed and violence for centuries, I might have to become that which I dread the most.

Enemies watch my every move. My cousin Cel strives to have me killed even now from his prison cell. But not all the assassination attempts are his. Some Unseelie nobles have waited centuries for my aunt Andais, Queen of Air and Darkness, to become weak enough that she might be toppled from her throne. Enemies unforeseen move against us — enemies who would murder the least among us.

The threat will drive us to allow human police into faerie for the first time in our history. I need my allies now more than ever, especially since fate will lead me into the arm of Mistral, Master of Storms, the queen's new captain of her guard. Our passion will reawaken powers long forgotten among the warriors of the sidhe. Pain and pleasure await me — and danger, as well, for some at that court seek only death.

I will find new joys with the butterfly-winged demi-fey. My guards and I will show all of faerie that violence and sex are as popular among the sidhe as they are among the lesser fey of our court. The Darkness will weep, and Frost will comfort him. The gentlest of my guards will find new strength and break my heart. Passions undreamed of await us — and my enemies gather, for the future of both courts of faerie begins to unravel.


"Faeries, fornication and forensics fuse for yet another darkly fantastic frolic for Hamilton fans." Publishers Weekly



About the Author

Laurell K. Hamilton is the New York Times bestselling author of the Meredith Gentry novels A Kiss of Shadows, A Caress of Twilight, and Seduced by Moonlight, as well as twelve acclaimed Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, novels. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

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karenboath, November 12, 2006 (view all comments by karenboath)
This book follows on immediately from where the previous one Seduced by Moonlight ended, making reading them in order an important element. This entire book takes place over a day, dealing with the acquisition of power, the consolidation of alliances and Meredith's preparation for two crucial meetings, one with Krug King of the Goblin Court, the other with Taranis, King of Light and Illusion, and his Seelie nobility. Merry is exhibiting new powers In this book we learn considerably more about the court politics and the history of the fey, which fascinated me, but unfortunately we don't go to the Seelie court or the Goblin court. We see a lot more of Queen Andais, showing another side of her, although she is sadistic and mad she cares what happens to her court. The twists and turns in the book are attention grabbing and make you want to progress further to see what occurs next. The point I like most is that there is no true black and white, and light and darkness are not equal to good and bad and evil and good are not always what they seem to be. Ms. Hamilton leaves you on a cliffhanger precariously waiting for the next instalment to appear!
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Hamilton, Laurell K
Ballantine Books
Hamilton, Laurell K.
Fantasy - Series
Fantasy - Dark/Horror
Mystery fiction
Fantasy fiction
Fantasy - General
Horror - General
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
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Merry Gentry
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6.87x4.27x1.09 in. .43 lbs.

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